List of Marine Fishes reported from Tanzania (United Republic of)
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Table 1: 948 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 47 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 6 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 1001 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 948 species currently present in the country/island.
     
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name
Tetraodontiformes Balistidae Abalistes stellarisnative Starry triggerfish Kikande 
Scorpaeniformes Tetrarogidae Ablabys binotatusnative Redskinfish  
Beloniformes Belonidae Ablennes hiansnative Flat needlefish Mkule 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf septemfasciatusnative Banded sergeant  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf sexfasciatusnative Scissortail sergeant  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf sordidusnative Blackspot sergeant  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf sparoidesnative False-eye sergeant  
Perciformes Pomacentridae Abudefduf vaigiensisnative Indo-Pacific sergeant  
Perciformes Scombridae Acanthocybium solandrinative Wahoo Nguru-maskati 
Perciformes Sparidae Acanthopagrus berdanative Goldsilk seabream Kungu 
Perciformes Sparidae Acanthopagrus catenulanative Bridled seabream  
Perciformes Plesiopidae Acanthoplesiops indicusnative Scottie  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus dussumierinative Eyestripe surgeonfish Kangaja 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus leucosternonnative Powderblue surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus lineatusnative Lined surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus matanative Elongate surgeonfish Kangaja 
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigricaudanative Epaulette surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus nigrofuscusnative Brown surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus tennentiinative Doubleband surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus triostegusnative Convict surgeonfish  
Perciformes Acanthuridae Acanthurus xanthopterusnative Yellowfin surgeonfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius caninusnative Tropical sand goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius nebulosusnative Shadow goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius simplexnative Bagamoyo goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Acentrogobius viridipunctatusnative Spotted green goby  
Perciformes Acropomatidae Acropoma japonicumnative Glowbelly  
Rhinopristiformes Rhinobatidae Acroteriobatus zanzibarensisnative Zanzibar guitarfish  
Syngnathiformes Centriscidae Aeoliscus punctulatusnative Speckled shrimpfish  
Syngnathiformes Centriscidae Aeoliscus strigatusnative Razorfish  
Perciformes Serranidae Aethaloperca rogaanative Redmouth grouper Chewa 
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetobatus narinarinative Spotted eagle ray Pungu pijo 
Myliobatiformes Myliobatidae Aetomylaeus bovinusnative Bull ray  
Notacanthiformes Halosauridae Aldrovandia affinisnative Gilbert's halosaurid fish  
Perciformes Carangidae Alectis ciliarisnative African pompano Jogoo 
Perciformes Carangidae Alectis indicanative Indian threadfish Kolekole 
Perciformes Carangidae Alepes djedabanative Shrimp scad  
Lamniformes Alopiidae Alopias vulpinusnative Thresher Papa kinengwe 
Perciformes Blenniidae Alticus kirkiinative Kirk's blenny  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Aluterus scriptusnative Scribbled leatherjacket filefish  
Tetraodontiformes Monacanthidae Amanses scopasnative Broom filefish  
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis ambassisnative Commerson's glassy  
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis gymnocephalusnative Bald glassy  
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis natalensisnative Slender glassy  
Perciformes Ambassidae Ambassis urotaenianative Banded-tail glassy perchlet  
Perciformes Gobiidae Amblyeleotris delicatulusnative   
Perciformes Gobiidae Amblyeleotris periophthalmanative Periophthalma prawn-goby  
Perciformes Gobiidae Amblyeleotris steinitzinative Steinitz' prawn-goby  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Amblygaster sirmnative Spotted sardinella Dagaa-damu 
Perciformes Pomacentridae Amblyglyphidodon leucogasternative Yellowbelly damselfish  
Perciformes Gobiidae Amblygobius albimaculatusnative Butterfly goby  
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